Knox Boxes available to BG elderly, disabled


The Bowling Green Fire Division has purchased 19 additional residential Knox Boxes to give to approved citizens utilizing American Rescue Plan Act funding provided to the Bowling Green Firefighters Community Benefit Fund.

Knox Boxes are used to gain access to elderly or disabled patients in an emergency when that patient is unable to get to the door themselves. Having this box saves precious time and costly damage to the doors and windows of residences, according to a Wednesday news release from the city.

An online application is available at Residents may also contact the fire division for more information at 419-352-3651.

The Bowling Green Firefighters Community Benefit Fund is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance in advancing and supporting the Bowling Green, OH community. It’s mission is to enhance the quality of life by strengthening individual and family services, promoting public safety, supporting community programs, and providing educational assistance through scholarships and awards for those pursuing public safety education.

Donations may be made by check: The Bowling Green Firefighters Community Benefit Fund, 552 E Court St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. More information and online payment links are also available on the City’s website:

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